38th Annual Treeland Challenge

2023 Treeland Challenge has completed

MAY 12th - 13th -14th, 2023

Treeland Challenge

What a fun start to the 38th Annual Treeland Challenge! So wonderful to see so many old and new friends!
Huge thanks once again to all of our sponsors, with out them an event like this would not be possible! And lets talk about the lineup of door prizes! Holy moly!
Hayward Home Center Shell Lake State Bank Hayward Power Sports Hayward Bait and Bottle Shop Jenk’s Bait and Tackle Chippewa River Custom Rod Elk River Rods & Outfitters Park Ridge Distributing Powell’s on Round Lake L&M Fleet Supply Nelson Lumber and Home Inc LaBarre Plumbing, Heartland Electric Northern Sheet Metal, Tiger Musky Resort Simms Fishing Products.
Thank you to Hayward Home Center for donating today’s Daily Grand Door Prize! Rich Atkins won a custom Elk River Rod and Shimano Vanford Reel! He should be set to win the tournament now!
Fishing starts bright and early at 6am tomorrow and we’re looking forward to seeing what comes in!

FRIDAY AM RESULTS – MAY 12TH
West Side at Pat’s Landing Registered:
28 Walleye; 76 Largemouth Bass
East Side at Treeland’s Registered:
26 Walleye; 7 Largemouth Bass
TOTAL: 54 WALLEYE
TOTAL: 83 LARGEMOUTH BASS
TOTAL FISH: 137
WALLEYE DIVISION:
3RD PLACE #263: Charles Turner, West Allis, WI
23.00” Walleye
2ND PLACE #124: Katy Lefco, Jackson, WI
24.25” Walleye
1ST PLACE #17: Dan Meyer, Chippewa Falls, WI
26.25” Walleye
LARGEMOUTH BASS DIVISION:
3RD PLACE #72: Dave Dearhammer, Park Falls, WI
19.5”, 16.00” Largemouth Bass
2ND PLACE #96: Wayne Trimbell, Chippewa Falls, WI
19.5”, 18.5”, 18.25” Largemouth Bass
1ST PLACE #Rex Hilgart: Fifield, WI
19.75” Largemouth Bass

Additionally, Kim Ammann and her husband from the Winged Freedom Raptor Hospital were on hand to take Northern Pike that were brought in (24″ or less!) to feed injured eagles, hawks, owls and more!

Throughout the three days of the tournament, all Northern Pike brought in to Treeland’s will be stored and donated to the hospital! Entrants also receive a ticket for every Northern Pike giving them a chance to win $100 in COLD-HARD-CASH, sponsored by the Lake Chippewa Flowage Resort Association!
Huge thank you to Hayward Power Sports for donating the grand daily prize of a Minn Kota Endura Transom-Mount Trolling Motor, Ed Frion who was over at Pat’s Landing was the winner!
Next fishing session starts at 4pm this evening until 9pm! Good luck anglers!

FRIDAY PM RESULTS  
West Side at Pat’s Landing Registered:
20 Walleye; 72 Largemouth Bass
East Side at Treeland’s Registered:
46 Walleye; 30 Largemouth Bass
TOTAL: 66 WALLEYE
TOTAL: 102 LARGEMOUTH BASS
TOTAL PM FISH: 168
TOTAL FRIDAY FISH AM & PM SESSION: 305
WALLEYE DIVISION:
3RD PLACE #124: Katy Lefco, Jackson, WI
24.25” Walleye
2ND PLACE #155: Terry Monson, Clear Lake, WI
25.25” Walleye
1ST PLACE #17: Dan Meyer, Chippewa Falls, WI
26.25” Walleye
LARGEMOUTH BASS DIVISION:
3RD PLACE #72: Dave Dearhammer, Park Falls, WI
19.5”, 16.00” Largemouth Bass
2ND PLACE #96: Wayne Trimbell, Chippewa Falls, WI
19.5”, 18.5”, 18.25” Largemouth Bass
1ST PLACE #95: Rex Hilgart: Fifield, WI
19.75” Largemouth Bass

Winged Freedom Raptor Hospital
Winged Freedom Raptor Hospital

SATURDAY AM RESULTS
West Side at Pat’s Landing Registered:
39 Walleye; 69 Largemouth Bass
East Side at Treeland’s Registered:
35 Walleye; 4 Largemouth Bass
TOTAL: 74 WALLEYE
TOTAL: 73 LARGEMOUTH BASS
TOTAL SATURDAY AM FISH: 147
TOTAL: 452
WALLEYE DIVISION:
3RD PLACE #297: Mark Roncskevitz, McLean, VA
24.75” Walleye
2ND PLACE #155: Terry Monson, Clear Lake, WI
25.25” Walleye
1ST PLACE #17: Dan Meyer, Chippewa Falls, WI
26.25” Walleye
LARGEMOUTH BASS DIVISION:
3RD PLACE #96: Wayne Trimbell, Chippewa Falls, WI
19.5”, 18.5”, 18.25” Largemouth Bass
2ND PLACE #112: Dennis Lemke, Phillips, WI
19.5”, 18.75”, 18.5” Largemouth Bass
1ST PLACE #95: Rex Hilgart: Fifield, WI
19.75” Largemouth Bass

Thanks also to all of the anglers for contributing to the Pike Improvement Project and donating their Northern Pike under 24″ to the Winged Freedom Raptor Hospital! They were able to take home a freezer full of fish today!

Reminder, we’re also raffling off an Elk River Custom Rod and Shimano Vanford reel, with all proceeds benefitting the Hayward Bass Club!
Good luck fishing this evening!

Treeland Challenge

SATURDAY PM RESULTS
West Side at Pat’s Landing Registered:
32 Walleye; 63 Largemouth Bass
East Side at Treeland’s Registered:
59 Walleye; 14 Largemouth Bass
TOTAL: 91 WALLEYE
TOTAL: 77 LARGEMOUTH BASS
TOTAL SATURDAY AM & PM FISH: 315
TWO DAY TOTAL: 767
BIGGEST WALLEYE SATURDAY:
#297: Mark Roncskevitz, McLean, VA
24.75” Walleye
BIGGEST LARGEMOUTH BASS SATURDAY:
#196: Gary Hagmann, Park Falls, WI
19.5” Largemouth Bass
WALLEYE DIVISION:
3RD PLACE #297: Mark Roncskevitz, McLean, VA
24.75” Walleye
2ND PLACE #155: Terry Monson, Clear Lake, WI
25.25” Walleye
1ST PLACE #17: Dan Meyer, Chippewa Falls, WI
26.25” Walleye
LARGEMOUTH BASS DIVISION:
3RD PLACE #96: Wayne Trimbell, Chippewa Falls, WI
19.5”, 18.5”, 18.25” Largemouth Bass
2ND PLACE #112: Dennis Lemke, Phillips, WI
19.5”, 18.75”, 18.5” Largemouth Bass
1ST PLACE #95: Rex Hilgart: Fifield, WI
19.75” Largemouth Bass

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THE FINAL RESULTS ARE IN!

SUNDAY RESULTS
West Side at Pat’s Landing Registered:
38 Walleye; 58 Largemouth Bass
East Side at Treeland’s Registered:
37 Walleye; 2 Largemouth Bass
TOTAL SUNDAY WALLEYE: 75 WALLEYE
TOTAL SUNDAY BASS: 60 LARGEMOUTH BASS
TOTAL SUNDAY FISH: 135
TOTAL FISH CAUGHT IN THE TOURNAMENT: 902!!!
A total of 254 Northern Pike were caught and donated to Winged Freedom Raptor Hospital!
We also raffled off an Elk River Rod and Shimano Vanford Reel, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the Hayward Bass Club and SCOPE Sawyer County Outdoor Projects & Education! Each organization will receive a check for $800! Thank you to everyone who bought tickets!
SIDEPOT WALLEYE SUNDAY:
#142: Bob Blankenheim – 25.25” Walleye
SIDEPOT LARGEMOUTH BASS SUNDAY:
#53: Reagan Miller – 18.25” Bass
FINAL RESULTS
LADY LUNKER WALLEYE:
#124 – Katy Lefco, Jackson, WI – 24.25” Walleye
LADY LUNKER BASS:
#113 – Vicki Lemke, Phillips, WI – 18.75” Largemouth Bass
WALLEYE DIVISION:
3RD PLACE #155: Terry Monson, Clear Lake, WI
25.25”, 20.25” Walleye
2ND PLACE #142: Bob Blankenheim, Madison, WI
25.25”, 21.00” Walleye
1ST PLACE #17: Dan Meyer, Chippewa Falls, WI
26.25” Walleye
LARGEMOUTH BASS DIVISION:
3RD PLACE #96: Wayne Trimbell, Chippewa Falls, WI
19.5”, 18.5”, 18.25” Largemouth Bass
2ND PLACE #112: Dennis Lemke, Phillips, WI
19.5”, 18.75”, 18.5” Largemouth Bass
1ST PLACE #95: Rex Hilgart: Fifield, WI
19.75” Largemouth Bass

Thank you to everyone that participated in the 38th Annual Treeland Challenge and made for another fun year! Huge thanks to our cohosts Pat’s Landing Resort, Randy, Kris, Ethan, Lacy and Vicky!

Thanks to all the Treeland’s staff, volunteers and family members: Laurie, Mikayla, Luke, Erica, Cathy, Jeff, DC, Val, Paula, Trevor, Renee, Ziggy, Lilly, Avah, Naomi, Maddy, Colin, Kyra, Rae, Shane, Darren, Cole, Emily, Gary, Dan, Jace, Cade, Logan, Ethan, Boden, Sam, Sharon, Pam, Amy, Linda, Cheryl, Betz, Harold, Jan, Tyler, Tatum, Chris, Mallory, Kyler, Layke, Beckett, Tanner and Warren!

Thank you to all of the sponsors who made this happen: Hayward Home Center Shell Lake State Bank Hayward Power Sports Hayward Bait and Bottle Shop Jenk’s Bait and Tackle Chippewa River Custom Rod Elk River Rods & Outfitters Park Ridge Distributing Powell’s on Round Lake L&M Fleet Supply Nelson Lumber and Home Inc @LaBarre Plumbing @Heartland Electric @Northern Sheet Metal Tiger Musky Resort Simms Fishing Products.

Hosted by Treeland Resorts and Pat's Landing Resort

Annual Treeland Challenge

A Walleye & Large Mouth Bass Fishing Contest for the Whole Family!

This tournament is all about the camaraderie of fishing, bringing old and new fishing buddies together, and of course the friendly banter between boats.

Did we mention you can win THOUSANDS of dollars in door prizes EVERY DAY of the tournament? That’s FOUR days of prizes! Single and family registrations accepted, as well as early entry fee price reduction!

Go ahead, TAKE THE CHALLENGE

May 12th-14th 2023!

We can’t wait to see you!


Major Tournament Sponsors

Treeland Challenge

Childrens Division

Childrens Grand Prize sponsored by Hayward Bait & Bottle Shoppe Raffle for Hayward Bass Club Custom Elk River Rod w/Shimano® Stradic Reel
Tournament Sponsors
2023 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THURSDAY, MAY 11th - Welcome to all Anglers!

6PM-10PM – THIRSTY THURSDAY Belly up and enjoy!
8PM – REGISTRATION CLOSES – SIDEPOT CLOSES (Optional – $30)
8:15PM – DOOR PRIZES! – Must be present at Treeland’s or Pat’s Landing to win

Friday, May 12th - Let the Games Begin!

6AM-11AM & 4PM-9PM – FISHING & FISH REGISTRATION Register fish at Treeland’s or Pat’s Landing.
11AM-12:30PM – FISH FRY FRENZY Enjoy a Treeland fish fry with all the fixings! $12
1PM – DOOR PRIZES ! Must be present at Treeland’s or Pat’s Landing to win.
8PM-10PM – HAPPY HOUR Tell your fish stories over happy hour drinks and appetizers at Treeland’s and Pat’s Landing!


Saturday, May 13th - Camaraderie Time!

6AM-11AM & 4PM-9PM – FISHING & FISH REGISTRATION Register fish at Treeland’s or Pat’s Landing.
11:30AM-1PM – BRAT & BEER FEED AT TREELAND’S Included in registration. Beer sponsored by Park Ridge Distributing. Tickets are $10 for non-entrants.
11:30AM-1PM – CASTING CONTEST Sponsored by Chippewa River Custom Rods. Adult and Children Divisions.
Chippewa River Custom Rod for the winner of each division!
1PM – DOOR PRIZES & CASTING CONTEST PRIZE Held at Treeland’s only. Must be present to win.
8PM-10PM – HAPPY HOUR Tell your fish stories over happy hour drinks and appetizers at Treeland’s and Pat’s Landing!

 

Sunday, May 14th - Picnic, Prizes, and Pay-outs!

6AM-10AM – FISHING & FISH REGISTRATION Register fish at Treeland’s or Pat’s Landing. All fish MUST be in by 10AM.
11AM-Noon – PICNIC AT TREELAND’S Included in registration. Tickets are $14 for non-entrants.
11:45AM – DOOR PRIZES!  Held at Treeland’s only. Must be present to win.
11:55AM – LADY LUNKER AWARDS Sponsored by Hayward Home Center – Females are awarded prizes for longest walleye and longest largemouth bass.
12PM – AWARDS CEREMONY Top 3 in the walleye division and top 3 in the largemouth bass division are awarded.
Daily side pot winners awarded.
12:10PM – GRAND PRIZE DRAWINGS Every fish registered earns a ticket to win the grand prize!

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